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I did a search for this and perhaps I didn't phrase it correctly since I got over 1100 results, none of which applied to what I wanted, so I'm going to ask it here. Whew!

Ok, I went to the range last week and fired my XD subbie 9 and my Beretta 92f using some factory reloads that I purchased from a recent gun show. When I say factory, I don't mean Winchester, Remington, etc., I mean the company at the gun show which reloads their own using Winchester brass and does so by the tens of thousands. Of course, I don't know if that makes it good. I bought 1K rounds.

When I shot the Beretta I had no problems. When I shot the XD, the brass was landing on my right arm, right shoulder and head (I'm lefty if that means anything). I don't recall that happening with the white box I bought from Wallyworld. Anyone have any ideas. Thanks.
 

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Light loads or limp wristing (if they're heavy loads), is all I can think of.

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ElrodCod said:
You're not shooting "homie" style are you?

LMAO!!! That is a good one.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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You should shoot my Beretta NEOS .22 Out of a box of 50 at least 1 end ups going down my shirt. Cant figure that out. Makes me not want to shoot it which is wrong cause on the whole it is a very accurate little gun. Trust me, the scars on my chest from hot casings prove it!
 

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Weaar a ball cap.

I did find that shooting the round I use for carry yields more consistent resutls. Federal 147 gr. JHP. These pretty much throw to the right, and I can find 9 of 10 inside a 2' area. Unfortunately, I don't shoot large amounts of that ammo, because it is expensive.. Mostly these days I shoot Remington UMC 115 gr. FMJ.. and those bad boys are all over the place! I found that a ball cap prevents most rounds from getting down my shirt!

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I also had some problems with brass all over wehn i first got my SC9, ended up sending it back to SA, they replaced and tuned the ejector. Still have a few wild ones, but not anywhere near as many. Usually shoot wwb at the range, and like previously noted, carry ammo is usually more consistent, altho much more expensive.
 

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Thanks for the response. I failed to ask the guys at the gun show how many grains and at what fps was the ammo, I won't do that next time.

I'm guessing the problem didn't occur in the Beretta because of the longer barrel, but I'm no gun expert. Anybody here know?

Actually you guessed right; when I went thru our academy they did teach us to shoot homie style. But, unless we went to one of the "high crime" stations, we couldn't utilize it. I didn't go there, so I had to hold it the "normal" way. lol.

I don't think it was limp wristing as I didn't have any problem with the 2 boxes of walmrt ammo I shot first or the 100's I had shot before, but I could be wrong.

If it continues after I finish this ammo and return to walmart's, I will contact SA re the ejector. Thanks for that input.

Again, thanks for the feedback.
 

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You should shoot my Beretta NEOS .22 Out of a box of 50 at least 1 end ups going down my shirt. Cant figure that out. Makes me not want to shoot it which is wrong cause on the whole it is a very accurate little gun. Trust me, the scars on my chest from hot casings prove it!
I know how it feels... This is a burn from a .223 round I happened to get on my arm, it was all my fault because of where I was standing to get to my range tote. Reached over to grab another box of ammo, and boom, look up here comes flying hot casing... Lands on my arm, as I roll my arm over to get the casing off, it took some skin with it. This is only 2 days old btw...

Edit: That burn is about 1 1/2 inches long or so, and about 1/2 inch wide...

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After my share of burns and some real close calls (ever get a hot empty trapped between your eyeglass lens and your eyelid, I have), I found a solution. Wear long sleeve shirts to the range. Many manufacturers sell nice long sleeved shooting shirts with the logos of your favorite gun on it. Hats are also important to those of us that wear prescription eyeware (see above). I realize this will cut down on "macho" burn scars but it does work if you are fond of your skin. I still shoot in a T-shirt but thought some might like this advice.
 

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I can do the long sleeve shirt, but wear a hat and mess my hair, no way! Actually, like I said earlier, after reading some of the responses, I'm guessing it's the "factory" reloads I bought. I will definitely ask the gun show guys the particulars of the ammo they are selling, plus, if I see the guy I bought this ammo from, I will do the same.

I appreciate all of the responses; that's why this is a great site, people are willing to help others. :)
 

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manygunner said:
After my share of burns and some real close calls (ever get a hot empty trapped between your eyeglass lens and your eyelid, I have), I found a solution. Wear long sleeve shirts to the range. Many manufacturers sell nice long sleeved shooting shirts with the logos of your favorite gun on it. Hats are also important to those of us that wear prescription eyeware (see above). I realize this will cut down on "macho" burn scars but it does work if you are fond of your skin. I still shoot in a T-shirt but thought some might like this advice.
I don't have a whole lot of long sleeved shirts. I do need to pick a nice one up for the range. I normally have been wearing a jacket the past couple of months because it has been cold and the range is an outdoor range. I have problems finding hats that fit my big head soo I try to be careful with that too. I also wear prescription eyeware, and would never want a hot shell between my eye and my glasses... As for "macho" burn scars... I have enough scars to last me a lifetime, most from when I was a kid and I would really love to avoid any more personally. I don't like the feeling of being burned. Lasts too long... Cuts are one thing... Burns something completely different.
 

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S&B 115 gr fmj brass out of my 9 sub lands square on top of my head. Everything else flips off to the side. If I had a bucket on my head while shooting S&B, I would have to pick up any brass.............
 
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